YNARES Center, Antipolo, Rizal, May 22 (PIA) — The provincial government of Rizal is working with with Department of Education (DepEd)-Rizal, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and other concerned organizations to ensure a smooth opening of classes for school year 2013-2014.
The National Schools Maintenance Week or the Brigada Eskwela Week is being held here with the help of DepEd personnel, school officials, communities and private organization will start the activity.
A total of 321,289 students in elementary and high school from DepEd-Rizal and 133,705 students from DepEd Antipolo are enrolled in the coming school year.
To de-congest classrooms in public schools and provide a better learning atmosphere for students, the provincial government has aggressively pursued the construction of school buildings and classrooms. Since 2007, an additional 209 school buildings with 962 classrooms has been built in the province, Rizal Governor Jun Ynares III said.
Meanwhile, P/S Supt. Rolando Anduyan, Provincial Director of Rizal Police Provincial Office (RPPO) said that there will be an augmentation of police personnel in every school in the province to deter any criminal acts and to safeguard the welfare of teachers and students particularly in the opening of classes.
“With our preparations and the assistance of concerned organizations, we are sure that the opening of classes in Rizal will be as smooth as ever. Teachers and students’ safety are also a priority in these times,” Ynares said. (PIO-Rizal/CPG/PIA4A-Rizal)